Marymount College of Fordham University was a women's college in the United States, eventually to become part of Fordham University. The Marymount campus was located in Tarrytown, New York. Enrollment peaked at 1,112 in 1978, but by 2004 it enrolled 844 students. The last class graduated in 2007, and the campus was sold in 2008.The college was founded as an independent girls' boarding school in 1907 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (R.S.H.M.). Mother Marie Joseph Butler founded the institution to "create a place of learning where women could grow and where they could receive an education that would prepare them for positions of leadership and influence in the world." The high school continues to operate as Marymount School of New York in Manhattan. Early courses at Marymount ranged from courses in domestic science to classes offered in political science and law. In 1924, Marymount became one of the first women's colleges in the United States to offer a study abroad program. Students studied at major universities in London, Madrid, Paris, and Rome, living at Marymount schools (London, Paris, Rome).Marymount College at Tarrytown was the first of several colleges founded by the RSHM (Marymount colleges). Several of these still exist, including Marymount Manhattan, Marymount University, and Loyola Marymount. Marymount College is mentioned in "Valhalla Rising" by Clive Cussler.